The KJL for Avon Panther Necklace. Glossy gray beads frame a marbled panther with green crystal eyes who grabs a glistening gold ring.
Vintage Necklace Details
- Outstanding pieces from KJL’s Treasures of the Duchess Collection.
- Glossy gray beads with a crystal spacer on each side of the panther.
- The magnificent panther head has rows of clear crystals plus piercing green eyes.
- Shiny gold metal ring.
- Gold metal screw clasp.
- Quite the collector’s item.
Who Was Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lane (KLJ) was one of the most successful costume jewelers of all time. He got his start designing shoes for Delman and Christian Dior, using his free time to create jewelry. By the late 60s, he opened his own design house. Lane has designed jewelry all across the price spectrum from unique designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Duchess of Windsor to Avon; from Bergdorf Goodman to QVC.
Known for high quality and incredible style, KJL jewelry ranges from classic pearls and gold metal door knocker earrings to ethnic tribal pieces and even over-the-top rococo and baroque designs. Lane produced collections for many companies over the past 50 years including highly collectible ones for Avon in the 198os.
Lane was good about using different marks to designate age and distributor which helps to date his jewelry and who made it. Information on his marks is on our KJL blog post.
Kenneth Jay Lane passed away in 2017 but his namesake company is still going strong. Every woman should have at least one piece of KJL in her collection. Be sure to read our post on this amazing and prolific jewelry designer.
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